Saturday 24 March 2018

Cost of living increases

The cost of living has gone up 2.2pc in the last year, with household and fuel bills leading the rise.

According to the Central Statistics Office, high street prices jumped as traditional winter sales finished up in February.

Despite the overall increase, the survey found the cost of clothing, footwear, education, furnishings and household equipment and maintenance all fell in the last 12 months.

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